Spider-Man 2grossed NZ$1,156,748 from 75 screens on its opening weekend for ColumbiaTriStar. The result secured it the top position but only just: the filmattracted only about NZ$3,500 more in ticket sales than UIP's Shrek 2, which is in its third weekendin cinemas and is on 10 more screens.

The best performer of the three other opening films was New York Minute, which is being handledby Roadshow. The NZ$55,976 gross from 24 screens enabled it to claim sixthposition. BVI's Confessions Of A TeenageDrama Queen took NZ$29,043 from 44 screens to claim the 11th spot, andREP's Capturing The Friedmans grossedNZ$16,239 from just four screens to end up 12th.